NAFA Committees

Government & Legal Affairs Committee

This committee meets on the third Wednesday of every month at 10 a.m. CST. View the committee’s 2022 priorities here. If you’re interested in joining, please contact Bailey Sorensen.

Bryce Biklen — Chair
Chief Distribution Officer
Sammons Financial
Josh Hisley
Government Relations Specialist
Allianz
Bill Mescher
Legal Counsel, Legal and Compliance 
Athene
Rocky Robbins — Vice Chair
Vice President, Compliance
Brokers International
Angela Hollan
Director/Government Relations
Allianz
Gina Miller
Vice President, Corporate Counsel
National Western Life
Cliff Andrews
Managing Principal
CapCity Advocates
Julia Holloway
VP Channel Solutions
Delaware Life
Regina Molloy
Vice President, Assistant General Counsel
Global Atlantic
Mark Banks
Director of Compliance
SILAC Insurance Company
Pat Hughes
Partner
Faegre Drinker
Joe Nowak
Sr Dir. of Advocacy & Public Policy
Nationwide
Ryan Brown
CSO & Corporate Counsel
M&O Marketing
James Huang
Senior Director & Assistant Counsel
The Standard
Christina Parker
General Counsel
Simplicity Group Holdings
Tyler Brown
Associate Dir. of Government Affairs
Sammons Financial Group Companies
Jodi Hyde
SVP, General Counsel & Secretary
F&G Annuities & Life
Andrew Payne 
Vice President & General Counsel
CreativeOne
Monna Lee Bryant
Corporate Counsel, Legal Department
Magellan
Heather Kane
Vice President of Sales & Marketing
EquiTrust
Alana Petty
VP & General Legal Counsel
CreativeOne
Ernest C’Debaca
General Counsel
Magellan
Ted Kennedy
VP, Co-Head State Gov’t Affairs
AIG
David Rauch
COO & General Counsel
Annexus Management Company
Laura Canteenwala
Compliance Analyst
SILAC Insurance Company
Will Kennedy
Vice President – Corporate Counsel
National Western Life
Jennifer Relien
General Counsel & CCO
C2P Enterprises, LLC
Jamie Casto
Securities Counsel
Nationwide
Jamie Kosharek
President
Producers Choice Network
Lauren Scott
Sr. VP and Head of Regulatory & Government Affairs
Global Atlantic
Chris Conroy
Executive VP & Principal
Insurance Agency Marketing Services, Inc.
Emily Kresowik
Senior Counsel
EquiTrust
Will Slater
Compliance Project Manager
AIG
Ria Cruz
VP of Compliance and Suitability
Magellan
Tom Krupa
Compliance Project Manager
AIG
Eric Stanley
Director, Compliance
Athene
Steve Delaney
Principal
American Brokerage Services
Mia Leeds
Regulatory & Government Affairs
Global Atlantic
Matthew Stratemeier
VP of Sales and Operations
Gradient
Andries Dupreez
Product Development
Lincoln Financial
Tony Lengeling
Chief Compliance Officer
American Equity
Lee Stiegemeier
Co-Founder, Copywriter
Circle Sideways
Chris Frank
General Counsel
Gradient
Ryan Lex 
Executive Vice President, Chief Distribution Officer
Sunset Life
Derrick Vermillion
Chief Compliance Officer
Impact Partnership
John Gruber
Senior Vice President
Great American Insurance Company
Jared Margolies
Dir. of Compliance & Chief Compliance Officer
M&O Marketing
Richard Vynalek
Vice President, Retirement Division Chief Compliance Officer
Global Atlantic
Jason Gould
Partner
Faegre Drinker
Paul McGillivray
Business Development Director
M&O Marketing
Brian Williams
Co-Chief Executive Officer
FIG
Matt Hargrafen
Head of Distribution Compliance and Government Relations
Guaranty Income Life Insurance Company
Kevin Mechtley
VP-Business Development and Chief Innovation Officer
North American Company for Life and Health Insurance
David Wolfe
General Counsel
Advisors Excel

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Membership Committee

This committee meets on the third Friday of every month at 10 a.m. CST. View the committee’s 2021 priorities here. If you’re interested in joining, please contact Bailey Sorensen.

Jeremy Rubin — Chair
Regional Vice President – IA, NE, KS, MO
Athene
Lauri Beck 
President & Chief Operating Officer
Insurance Network America
Jason Kestler
President
Highland Capital Brokerage
Jay Brown — Vice Chair
VP, Relationship Management
Delaware Life Marketing
Shannon Compton 
Principal
The Annuity Source Inc.
Todd Kloewer
Vice President, Annuity Sales
North American Company for Life & Health Insurance
Chris Bailey
Vice President – BGA Annuity Distribution
Nationwide
Tony Compton 
Vice President, Broker-Dealer Sales
Great American Insurance Group
Paul Kruth
VP & National Sales Manager
W&S Financial Group Distributors
Jeff Barnes
National Accounts Senior Manager
EquiTrust Life
Emily Cramer
Vice President,  Business Development
Simplicity Group
Jeff Miller
Digital Marketing Partner
AllPRO Direct Mail Marketing
Aaron Barriage
VP, Regional Sales – Marketing
American Equity
Robert Gager
Director, Relationship Management
Prudential Financial
Tiya Stanley
Sales Vice President – Central Region
North American Company

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Education Committee

This committee meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 2 p.m. CST. View the committee’s 2021 priorities here. If you’re interested in joining, please contact Bailey Sorensen.

Tiya Stanley — Chair
Sales Vice President
North American Company for Life and Health Insurance
Maureen James
Co-Owner
Summit Compliance Group
Charles Samuel
Regional Vice President
AIG
Jack Aiken — Vice Chair
President
LTA Marketing Group, LLC
Bill Kauffman
Vice President, Financial Solutions
Senior Market Sales
Heather Schreiber
Founder
HLS Retirement Consulting, LLC
Amanda Adams
VP of Annuity Sales
Tarkenton Financial
Tom Kostek
Manager, Business Development & Internal Marketing Operations
American Equity
Mark Schubert
Chief Sales Officer
Highland Capital Brokerage
Lauri Beck
President & Chief Operating Officer
Insurance Network America
Jeff Maxey
EVP, General Manager
InsurMark
Janet Sipes
Senior Vice President
AmeriLife
Jay Brown
VP, Relationship Management
Delaware Life Marketing
Tom McLaren
President & CEO
ALLPRO Direct Marketing
Lee Stiegemeier
Co-Founder, Copywriter
Circle Sideways
Dan Buerman
Director, Product & Distribution 
Delaware Life Marketing
Amanda Miller
Marketing Research Analyst
American Equity
Matt Tarkenton 
President
Tarkenton Financial
Jack Delsing
Sales Manager, IMO Channel – Annuities
Securian Financial Group, Inc.
Mike Morrone
VP, Annuities Business Development
Nationwide
Eric Taylor
SVP, Distribution – Independent Annuities
AIG
Anna Dickson
Co-Founder, Designer
Circle Sideways
Skylar Roehl
Client Coverage, Insurance
Standard & Poor’s
Tamiko Toland
Director, Retirement Markets
CANNEX Financial Exchanges, Ltd.
Alan Grissom
Vice President/Insurance Channel
Standard & Poor’s
Craig Rudesill
AVP, Annuities Marketing
Nationwide
Josh Woodvine
Regional Vice President
Midland National Life Insurance Company
Igor Zamkovsky
Product Strategist, Retirement Insurance
BlackRock

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